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As anyone who watched Public Policy Polling guru Tom Jensen (pictured at left) on News 14 Carolina last night with Chris Fitzsimon and John Hood can attest, North Carolina is fortunate to have such a remarkably talented and informed person in our state.

Today, a national study from Fordham University confirmed what those of us who’ve been fortunate enough to work with Tom (like NC Policy Watch) already knew: he’s among the best in the country (if not the best) at what he does.

According to the study, Public Policy Polling is the most accurate national polster out of 28 ranked. Meanwhile, the famous Gallup poll came in 24th.

The Charlotte Observer has a sneak preview this morning of a couple of questions we asked about hospital industry practices, but the rest of the latest NC Policy Watch Carolina Issues Poll will be out later this morning with a survey of voter opinion on  handful of current state policy issues — from redistricting to fracking to consumer protection laws. Look for the release online and in your email boxes around 10:00 am.

UPDATED– Click here to read all the results…

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The latest NC Policy Watch Carolina Issues Poll is out and, once again, the notion being spread by the Pope-Civitas/Real Distortions crowd that North Carolinians have given up on public education is shown to be, in a word, ”baloney.”

As today’s poll shows, people like their schools a lot; they’re just worried about them and think we need to invest more to make them work better. 

No wonder the distorters are launching their strange and silly billboard tour tomorrow to go along with their gazillion dollar TV ad campaign (and still refusing to say who is paying for the whole mess); they know the public is lining up against them and Tea Party Thom Tillis and are madly searching for a way out of the political hole they’ve dug.